Hideaway, Touch Of Gray, Minglewood Blues, Ramble On Rose, Box Of Rain, Dire Wolf, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Row Jimmy, Cassidy, Deal Scarlet Begonias-> Hell In A Bucket*, Ship of Fools*, Estimated Prophet*-> Eyes Of The World*-> Drums-> Jam-> Truckin'*-> The Other One*-> Morning Dew*-> Turn On Your Love Light*, E: Brokedown Palace
Digital PPV feed> Master VHS> Dan Sisler's 1st-gen professionally dubbed VHS> DAT transfer by Sisler (Sony PCM R-500 via SBM)> CDR transfer by Kevin Gills on Alesis Masterlink> CDR> CDR> EAC (Secure Mode, Test and Copy)> SHN; EAC> SHN> etree by Gerald Gorinsky; includes E: Brokedown // from listed source + complete E: Brokedown from Jack SchlottmanÂs 1st-gen FM simulcast> CDR source)
SourceDigital PPV feed> Master VHS> Dan Sisler's 1st-gen professionally dubbed VHS> DAT transfer by Sisler (Sony PCM R-500 via SBM)> CDR transfer by Kevin Gills on Alesis Masterlink> CDR> CDR> EAC (Secure Mode, Test and Copy)> SHN
December 25, 2007 Subject:
I have a nice analog copy of this that my mom did while I was at the show. She pushed the button at the appropriate time on my HiFi VCR and got a very clean recording off FM radio with lots of presence (despite the technical problems in the beginning). It was God-awful hot that afternoon. Our seats were right behind the soundboard/taper's section and we were sweatin'! But the show was very fun with a lot of energy. Much of that comes through on this recording. One of my favorite 2 or 3 Deals...this one is smokin' for sure. Liked the Cassidy and Dew. I agree, though, with one of the other reviewrs...it was a complete and utter letdown not to get the anticipated Fire On The Mtn.
June 21, 2007 Subject:
who needs some $?
I would gladly donate 20 or so dollars to anyone in the GD merchandising world who could provide me a pro-grade dvd of this already exsisting performance; my VHS tape is getting old!! ;) p.s. I bet there are others that would pay too, duh.
November 9, 2006 Subject:
This was a great show. I had a lot of fun at this one. A few technical mishaps to start, but the band had fun with it. The show really kicks in with Row Jimmy. Jerry's playing is smokin' in this one. The break in this version is so sweet (listen to the bass and keys). Other than the acoustic version, this Cassidy is probably my favorite. Great transitions in the jam. The Deal is above average. Probably the sweetest Dew I've ever heard. The last verses and the sweet soft playing by Jerry at the end before the build up is second to none. And wow....the BDP encore is unbelievable! Why isn't this mentioned? This ranks right up there in the top 25, at least for me.
April 4, 2006 Subject:
Not sure which version of this I got. I'm sure both are great. As for the DVD, I'm surprised the boys haven't released it yet, seeing as Buffalo is already out from 89.
As for the show, although it was a blast at the multiple parties for the PPV, it sounds sorta average for 89/90. I guess I was put off by the Scarlet bail-out into Bucket at the time. Wanted that Fire on this night. Then Clarence comes out and sounds kinda out of place mostly.
But Truckin >Other1> Dew is no dissapointment, that's for sure. Still a 4 star show
March 19, 2006 Subject:
Old Jer always seems a litte bit cautious when there is a big money recording on the line. That said there is alot to like very polished sound nice Deal well jammed but somewhat sterile. I love the vocal coda at the end although I prefer Nassua 1990 to this Deal. To me this is not even on my top Ten. If you want the best Deal of 89' I would suggest 10-16 or 7-19.
This is what we talk about when we talk about Grateful Dead. Yup. Just download, and listen. It's all right there. WE WANT PHIL, mass consciously being chanted over and over again, sounds like one voice, which it is of course. ENjoy the show!
November 6, 2005 Subject:
Right off the bat I am biased about this show, for my parents taped it off PPV when I was 4 years old and that VHS was the beginning of my lifelong relationship with the Dead and all of music. I owe all of my musical career to this show; it actually gets me a little pheclemped thinking about it...
That said, this really is a great show and a solid representation of Summer '89. Very hot Minglewood, listen carefully to Brent's nasty fills. As reviewed earlier, Deal jams HARD. Killer build-up, nice up-tempo energy. Second set is pretty economical and efficient. Great Scarlet>Bucket, Ship of Fools is very very well played. Great Estimated, despite the awkward transition to Eyes. Rhythm Devils is one of the best I've heard, with incredible flow and conceptual effectiveness, and great examples of Mickey's beast drums and that huge metal bar dealie, whatever the hell it's called. Space is a little long-winded, but from there on out very solid. I personally liked Clarence's competent sax work, but that's just me.
If you're looking for a very solid, textbook '89 show, this is the one. Has that compressed broadcast sound quality, which is perfectly cromulent. Download it and convert your friends. THANK YOU ARCHIVE!!!
I used to love driving around in my car with this "Deal" cranked as loud as I could get it. It's absolutely SEARING hot. Wow. Yes - the best I have heard, without question.
Rest of show is solid in spite of the horrible sax playing.
June 23, 2005 Subject:
Best "deal" ever played and good energy throughout show
April 18, 2005 Subject:
This show has alot of charm. Deal rocks (Alpine might be a little better). I love the Morning Dew from this show. Garcia's playing is brilliant. Awesome Quality. Highly recommended download. Not a show of real smooth transitional jamming...rather the band rocks out certain numbers as "set pieces" more or less...
March 11, 2005 Subject:
against the grain
I'm missing something beacuse this is one of the best of 89. Great long sets and lots of jamming. I have to respect others opinions, but to say there isn't a great version of anything is a bit misleading. The "deal" is considered by most heads as the best the band has ever played. Check it out for that alone, but the entire show works especially since the boys were notorious for not performing well on TV broadcasts or huge festivals. maybe it's me, wouldn't be the first time.
December 19, 2004 Subject:
Natonal Radio Broadcast
This show was a national radio broadcast through I believe Westwood One Radio Network(This is where I picked up my copy). That is why it comes across very clean, with none of the rough edges you would hear from some tapers copy.
One moment in the show that stands out is when the crowd starts chanting "We want Phil" at the end of Ramble of Rose. They next do Box of Rain.
August 11, 2004 Subject:
The Summer Solstice show
I had a 2nd generation cassette version of the pay-per-view broadcast for years. Aside from the fun jams at the opening of the first set after Weir's amplifier caught fire, while the rest of the band was waiting for the crew to replace it, and Clarence Clemons playing sax in the second set, this concert doesn't have what I would consider any memorable renditions. Nothing really stands out for me. It was a pretty standard set for the Dead in the late 80s. Nice to have a clean copy though.